Bake your own hot cross buns..

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Bake your own hot cross buns this Easter.

#behindeverybake #hotcrossbuns #easter

What you need:

For Buns

  • 625g/1lb 4oz Odlums Strong White Flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoon Goodall’s Mixed Spice
  • 50g/2oz Butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing
  • 75g/3oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • Rind of 1 Lemon, grated
  • 1 x 7g sachet Fast Action Yeast
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 275ml/10fl oz Milk (tepid/lukewarm temperature)
  • 125g/4oz Shamrock Fruit Mix

For Topping

  • 2 tablespoons Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Golden Syrup, gently heated

How to:

  1. Sieve flour, salt and mixed spice into a large mixing bowl, then rub in butter using fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre then add sugar, lemon and yeast.
  2. Mix in egg and milk to a form a soft pliable dough. Then turn out onto lightly floured surface and carefully work the fruit into the dough until well combined. Knead lightly for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  3. Grease a large, warm mixing bowl with butter. Shape the dough into a ball and place into the bowl,  cover with a clean tea towel and set aside to prove in a warm place for at least 1 hour.
  4. Once proved, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knock back to remove air. Shape into a ball again and return to the bowl, set aside for a further 30 minutes to rise.
  5. After 30 minutes, divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each into a ball, then flatten slightly into a bun shape and place onto a greased baking tray. Cover again with tea towel and set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Wrap the tray with the buns on it loosely in greaseproof paper, then place inside a large polythene bag. Tie the end of the bag tightly so that no air can get in and set aside in a warm place for a further 40 minutes to rise.
  7. Preheat oven to 240°C/475°F/Gas 8.
  8. For the topping, mix the plain flour to a smooth paste with 2 tablespoons of cold water.
  9. When the buns have risen, spoon the flour mixture into a piping bag and pipe a cross on each bun.
  10. Transfer buns to the oven and bake for 8-12 minutes until pale golden brown. As soon as you remove the buns from the oven, brush them with the heated golden syrup, then set aside to cool on a wire rack.

https://www.odlums.ie/recipes/hot-cross-buns/

Chocolate and Cranberry Hot Cross Buns

What you need:

  • 400g  Odlums Strong Flour
  • 2 TBLS Cocoa
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 X 7g Dried yeast Sachet
  • 50g/2oz Butter ,melted
  • 50g/2oz Light Brown Sugar
  • 1tsp Mixed spice
  • ¼ tsp Grated Nutmeg
  • 200ml Milk, warm
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 150g/5oz       White/Dark  Chocolate chips
  • 100g/3.5oz    Cranberries
  • ¼ cup runny honey or melted apricot jam to glaze

How to:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4, line a baking tray with non-stick parchment.
  2. Place the melted butter in a medium bowl add the sugar, mixed spice, nutmeg and pinch of salt, stir in the warm milk add the egg and whisk well.
  3. Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a large bowl, sprinkle on the yeast to one side of the bowl. Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in the liquid, stir really well to bring the mixture into dough. Knead for 5 minutes until the dough forms a smooth mound.
  4. Stretch out the dough as flat as possible, sprinkle with the chocolate chips and cranberries, fold over the dough and knead for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave in a warm place to prove, it may take one or two hours, it should double in size.
  6. When the dough is ready, tip it onto a floured surface, knock it back and knead for a few minutes.
  7. Divide the dough into 12 equal buns, form into a neat round and place on the parchment repeat with the remaining pieces of dough leaving space between each bun.
  8. Cover with oiled cling film and allow rising once again, probably 30-40 minutes.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the buns spring back when touched, remove to a cooling rack. Brush with warmed runny honey.
  10. Pipe icing onto cooled buns in a cross and allow to dry.

Cooks Tips!  Kids love these, great dusted with edible glitter or sprinkles.

Chocolate and Cranberry Hot Cross Buns

What you need:

  • 400g  Odlums Strong Flour
  • 2 TBLS Cocoa
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 X 7g Dried yeast Sachet
  • 50g/2oz Butter ,melted
  • 50g/2oz Light Brown Sugar
  • 1tsp Mixed spice
  • ¼ tsp Grated Nutmeg
  • 200ml Milk, warm
  • 1 Egg beaten
  • 150g/5oz       White/Dark  Chocolate chips
  • 100g/3.5oz    Cranberries
  • ¼ cup runny honey or melted apricot jam to glaze

How to:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4, line a baking tray with non-stick parchment.
  2. Place the melted butter in a medium bowl add the sugar, mixed spice, nutmeg and pinch of salt, stir in the warm milk add the egg and whisk well.
  3. Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a large bowl, sprinkle on the yeast to one side of the bowl. Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour in the liquid, stir really well to bring the mixture into dough. Knead for 5 minutes until the dough forms a smooth mound.
  4. Stretch out the dough as flat as possible, sprinkle with the chocolate chips and cranberries, fold over the dough and knead for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with cling film and leave in a warm place to prove, it may take one or two hours, it should double in size.
  6. When the dough is ready, tip it onto a floured surface, knock it back and knead for a few minutes.
  7. Divide the dough into 12 equal buns, form into a neat round and place on the parchment repeat with the remaining pieces of dough leaving space between each bun.
  8. Cover with oiled cling film and allow rising once again, probably 30-40 minutes.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the buns spring back when touched, remove to a cooling rack. Brush with warmed runny honey.
  10. Pipe icing onto cooled buns in a cross and allow to dry.

Cooks Tips!  Kids love these, great dusted with edible glitter or sprinkles.

Bake your own hot cross buns..

Screenshot_2020-04-06 Odlums ( odlums_ireland) • Instagram photos and videos

odlums_ireland's profile picture

Bake your own hot cross buns this Easter.

#behindeverybake #hotcrossbuns #easter

What you need:

For Buns

  • 625g/1lb 4oz Odlums Strong White Flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoon Goodall’s Mixed Spice
  • 50g/2oz Butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing
  • 75g/3oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • Rind of 1 Lemon, grated
  • 1 x 7g sachet Fast Action Yeast
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 275ml/10fl oz Milk (tepid/lukewarm temperature)
  • 125g/4oz Shamrock Fruit Mix

For Topping

  • 2 tablespoons Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Golden Syrup, gently heated

How to:

  1. Sieve flour, salt and mixed spice into a large mixing bowl, then rub in butter using fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre then add sugar, lemon and yeast.
  2. Mix in egg and milk to a form a soft pliable dough. Then turn out onto lightly floured surface and carefully work the fruit into the dough until well combined. Knead lightly for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  3. Grease a large, warm mixing bowl with butter. Shape the dough into a ball and place into the bowl,  cover with a clean tea towel and set aside to prove in a warm place for at least 1 hour.
  4. Once proved, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knock back to remove air. Shape into a ball again and return to the bowl, set aside for a further 30 minutes to rise.
  5. After 30 minutes, divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each into a ball, then flatten slightly into a bun shape and place onto a greased baking tray. Cover again with tea towel and set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Wrap the tray with the buns on it loosely in greaseproof paper, then place inside a large polythene bag. Tie the end of the bag tightly so that no air can get in and set aside in a warm place for a further 40 minutes to rise.
  7. Preheat oven to 240°C/475°F/Gas 8.
  8. For the topping, mix the plain flour to a smooth paste with 2 tablespoons of cold water.
  9. When the buns have risen, spoon the flour mixture into a piping bag and pipe a cross on each bun.
  10. Transfer buns to the oven and bake for 8-12 minutes until pale golden brown. As soon as you remove the buns from the oven, brush them with the heated golden syrup, then set aside to cool on a wire rack.

https://www.odlums.ie/recipes/hot-cross-buns/

Bake your own hot cross buns this Easter.

Screenshot_2020-04-06 Odlums ( odlums_ireland) • Instagram photos and videos

odlums_ireland's profile picture

Bake your own hot cross buns this Easter.

#behindeverybake #hotcrossbuns #easter

What you need:

For Buns

  • 625g/1lb 4oz Odlums Strong White Flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoon Goodall’s Mixed Spice
  • 50g/2oz Butter, cubed, plus extra for greasing
  • 75g/3oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • Rind of 1 Lemon, grated
  • 1 x 7g sachet Fast Action Yeast
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 275ml/10fl oz Milk (tepid/lukewarm temperature)
  • 125g/4oz Shamrock Fruit Mix

For Topping

  • 2 tablespoons Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Golden Syrup, gently heated

How to:

  1. Sieve flour, salt and mixed spice into a large mixing bowl, then rub in butter using fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre then add sugar, lemon and yeast.
  2. Mix in egg and milk to a form a soft pliable dough. Then turn out onto lightly floured surface and carefully work the fruit into the dough until well combined. Knead lightly for 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  3. Grease a large, warm mixing bowl with butter. Shape the dough into a ball and place into the bowl,  cover with a clean tea towel and set aside to prove in a warm place for at least 1 hour.
  4. Once proved, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knock back to remove air. Shape into a ball again and return to the bowl, set aside for a further 30 minutes to rise.
  5. After 30 minutes, divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each into a ball, then flatten slightly into a bun shape and place onto a greased baking tray. Cover again with tea towel and set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Wrap the tray with the buns on it loosely in greaseproof paper, then place inside a large polythene bag. Tie the end of the bag tightly so that no air can get in and set aside in a warm place for a further 40 minutes to rise.
  7. Preheat oven to 240°C/475°F/Gas 8.
  8. For the topping, mix the plain flour to a smooth paste with 2 tablespoons of cold water.
  9. When the buns have risen, spoon the flour mixture into a piping bag and pipe a cross on each bun.
  10. Transfer buns to the oven and bake for 8-12 minutes until pale golden brown. As soon as you remove the buns from the oven, brush them with the heated golden syrup, then set aside to cool on a wire rack.

https://www.odlums.ie/recipes/hot-cross-buns/